Largest Global Team Event in Women’s Pro Golf
The Solheim Cup at Inverness Country Club August 31 – September 9 is women’s golf at its best. After team practices, the tournament begins 9/4 and continues to 9/6 (tickets at solheimcupusa.com/event-tickets). Two downtown ticketed celebrations, along with lots of free activities, will take place. On August 31 attend the Solheim After Sundown party at Hensville (tickets at solheimcupusa.com/event-tickets) and on 9/3, hear Gwen Stefani live at Promenade Park. (tickets at promenadeconcerts.com) 100’s of volunteers are needed. Sign-up at solheimcupusa.com/volunteers.
Great Sources for locating local Public Art
The Arts Commission’s Art in Public Places Program has two new, free books (printed or digital) available for public request and pick up. The Art in Public Places Field Guide, designed by Toledo’s Madhouse Creative, features nine zones and over eighty works of art to explore. The ABC’s of Public Art, illustrated by Merrill Rainey, is geared toward ages 3-5 as they follow Artimus the Owl throughout Northwest Ohio from A-Z. Copies of each can be requested for pickup using an online order form. theartscommission.org
Local, Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and More
It is time to visit our area’s Farmers Markets! All the markets offer high quality, local foods along with flowers, crafts items and baked goods. Make it a party with music and food trucks. Weekly; Tuesday: Sylvania 4-7 at Harroun Community Park on Main St. Wednesday: Westgate 3-7 in the old Sears Parking lot, Central near Secor and Bowling Green 4-7 at S. Main and Clough Thursday: Perrysburg 3-8 at 140 E. Indiana Ave. Saturday: Toledo, downtown at 525 Market St.
Toledo Pride returns
Celebrate Pride on August 21, 12-8, at Live at the Park. Three sessions of drag, music, drink, 50-50 raffle and more. Then on September 9, at 7:30, continue the celebration at Sundance Kid Drive-In for a showing of “The Birdcage.” For tickets, visit toledopride.com.